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Rain Saturates Ground, Rivers Rise

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A leisure walk in the park is a nice escape for Delbert Ray Cooper and his wife. The rain kept them cooped up in the house all day.

"It looks like England because of how much it's raining. I mean you need an umbrella instead of shorts and a t-shirt anymore," Cooper said.

Over the past few weeks, rain pummeled all of Eastern North Carolina. In some spots it dropped three times the norm. This is why we draw our attention to Area Rivers. At last check, the Tar River was above 10 feet and rising. 5 to 6 feet is the norm.

But as water continues to saturate the ground, the river could rise above flood level.

"The Tar River has been at or above flood stage recently, so we've had some flooding around there." Kinsey Holton, a Greenville Engineer said.

The Greenville Public Works Department stayed busy throughout the week. They're keeping an eye out for area roadways. "Fortunately it's been a rather somewhat steady rainfall from day to day. We have had some heavy downfall for sure, here and there, but we don't have a lot of localized flooding or roadway closures."

Friday afternoon, some experienced delay on their commute home. An accident on South Evans Street created some congestion. Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt.

Through the weekend if you do see some of those heavy down pours and want to report some flooding in your area, contact your local public works department. In Greenville you can call (252) 329-4300. 

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